Re: Leaky Top (Again) You're kidding right? No, I'm Serious (2)
My guess is it is the front hardware which I haven't addressed yet. The incorrect washers were used by SMB and the back set is where water pools- I have a big depression pretty much over the J hook in back.
There is no reason to assume the front washers should leak any less than the old rear ones, however the front is never under water... except when there was 2' of melting snow on my top.
The only stretch is that coming in the front, the water had to migrate inside the top layers, from the front to the back. Since this is the natural lie of the top profile (I assume the top inside follows the outside where runs back and pools around the J-hook) I think I could believe that.
I have had all the necessary hardware and butyl in boxes for 2 years, but I've been lucky enough to have a garage and not suffered any leaks. I need to closely inspect my top and previous butyl washer, butyl, washer, butyl, butyl, nut, butyl, cap sandwiches in the back but I'm going to do the front washers when it's nice weather and I have time.
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